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Kai Havertz explains why he had a “very tough” Chelsea debut against Brighton

Chelsea’s new signing Kai Havertz did not have the most memorable debut for the Blues as they beat Brighton in the Premier League on Monday night.

The Germany international arrives with plenty of expectation on his shoulders after catching the eye at previous club Bayer Leverkusen, but he admits he found it tough against Brighton.

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Still, Havertz is not the first big name – and won’t be the last – to take a bit of time to get going in the Premier League, and he has explained that he was feeling pretty tired and had a lack of time to really prepare.

Speaking afterwards, as quoted by the Metro, he said: “I feel good, it was a very tough game, very difficult because I had a long holiday and I came back and I just trained for like five or six days with the team so I think more important is that we won so I’m very happy, very glad to make my debut and hopefully I will play more of these games.

“Yeah of course (I was tired) I think it’s normal. The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga and I saw that in training, I saw that in the game as well, but I am happy to play 80 mins and hopefully next week I will continue.”

Chelsea fans will no doubt hope Havertz can improve on his performance against Brighton, which included this pretty shocking attempted pass that went straight out of play.

The 21-year-old surely has a big future ahead of him and one quiet game doesn’t change that, but at this level players will always be under pressure to deliver quickly.

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13 Comments

  1. Eden morata says:

    Am very disappointment with Kai! Though it’s his first game but I was expecting something more than that. I pray he put more effort

    1. Samuel says:

      Pls give him more time to adapt because I no he is going to do very well
      Am a man u fan but i believe that Chelsea can win the league maybe this year or next sincerely

  2. Nicholas says:

    He was a good signing and I think he will perform very well in his next match
    So good luck

  3. Athman says:

    Let us give him more time at chelsea i know he will do much better always the starting point is where more difficult.

  4. Ben Hange says:

    Time is what he needs. He is just 21years coming to a new league. Havertz will shine.

  5. Emmanuel Kingsley Iwuchukwu says:

    No doubt with touches I believe he will do pretty well.

  6. Neveki says:

    Though he was not at his best against Brighton, kai will surely shine.

  7. Peko Felix says:

    Think he should improve and be aggressive,he shouldn’t run just to reach a player with the ball but to pick the ball.

  8. Vince22 says:

    He need more training and try to work on his physicality.
    He will soon hit the ground running for CFC.
    Up blues!

  9. Leon Luiters says:

    It was his 1game give him time to adapt to the style then we will see.

  10. Samuel says:

    Kai is young,energitic and dynamic,he would explode and make things done if lampard would play him in his right position.

  11. Richard snr says:

    kia would have done better if played as the ATKMD

  12. Gowinudo says:

    the young player need to adapt, beside he’s not worst as you

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